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Ralph Mctell
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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UK reissue of the hugely influential British folk singer/songwriter's 1973 album.


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All Artists: Ralph Mctell
Title: Easy
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Leola Records
Release Date: 4/7/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Europe, British Isles, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 714822921725, 766488339727


Album Description
UK reissue of the hugely influential British folk singer/songwriter's 1973 album.

CD Reviews

Vintage McTell
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 12/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of several high-quality albums McTell recorded in the early and mid-1970s, and is easy to recommend. First, the songs are all good or better, including four McTell classics: "Zig Zag Line" (a wonderful father-and-son piece), "Run Johnny Run" (a prison escape song with a great hook and exciting rhythm guitar work by Bert Jansch), "Let Me Down Easy" (a bittersweet love song), and "Maginot Waltz" (about WWI). Then there are the backing musicians, many of whom are major names in their own right. Finally, the overall atmosphere is friendly and warm, with McTell in good voice. Yes, the price is high, but this is a very good album by a major talent..."
Easy "Does It"
O.V. Michaelsen | U.S. | 04/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Laid back with fine guitar work. McTell is in better vocal form here than on his previous recordings. A highlight of the album is a multi-tracked version of "Truckin' Lil' Baby," one of two previously unreleased songs from the (1973?) sessions. Musicians include mandolinist Davey Johnson (from Elton John's band), guitarists Wizz Jones (rhythm) and Bert Jansch, Gerry Conway and Dave Mattacks on drums, Mike Piggot and Linsey Scott on violin, and Danny Thompson on double bass."
26 Years of Acoustic Pleasure
O.V. Michaelsen | 08/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a desert island album. Yes, I use the term "album" because I still have it from 1974. The playfulness and humanity of all of the songs grabs us by the ear and the heart. We enjoy both the music and the stories. No "dingers" here!"